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a collection of the most aesthetically pleasing photos in my life - a portfolio and a scrapbook.

all photographs are taken by me unless otherwise noted.

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Meet Charlotte Woolf. You may see her on Thursday, shooting for her ongoing photographic project, Women in Agriculture, with the women of the Low-Line Market.
Charlotte is a photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina, currently based out of Chicago. She graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Studio Art and Women’s and Gender Studies. She has worked on farms in Wisconsin, Illinois, Maine, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Such a sweet write up! Excited to photograph some lady agrarians at the Southport farmer’s market today. 

lakeviewchamber:

Meet Charlotte Woolf. You may see her on Thursday, shooting for her ongoing photographic project, Women in Agriculture, with the women of the Low-Line Market.

Charlotte is a photographer from Charlotte, North Carolina, currently based out of Chicago. She graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Studio Art and Women’s and Gender Studies. She has worked on farms in Wisconsin, Illinois, Maine, North Carolina, and Ohio.

Such a sweet write up! Excited to photograph some lady agrarians at the Southport farmer’s market today. 

Successful celebration of National Hot Dog Day with @lelizgold and a side of sass. #chicagobucketlist #chicagodog  (at The Wieners Circle)

Successful celebration of National Hot Dog Day with @lelizgold and a side of sass. #chicagobucketlist #chicagodog (at The Wieners Circle)

Marilyn. #wrigley100 (at Wrigleyville)

Marilyn. #wrigley100 (at Wrigleyville)

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Filter Photo Interview: Gordon Stettinius

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©Gordon Stettinius

In 2010, Gordon Stettinius founded Candela Books, a publishing company, and, to date, they have produced three fine art photography monographs with more in the works.  In 2011, Stettinius founded a fine art photography gallery dedicated to featuring the work of nationally respected photographers.Candela Books + Gallery now inhabits a renovated 3,800 square foot building in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia and is one of the leading advocates for fine art photography in the mid-Atlantic region. As a photographer, Stettinius has been exhibited nationally and internationally over the last twenty years and his work can be found in numerous private and public collections.  His work is represented by Robin Rice Gallery in New York and Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Stettinius is also an emeritus member of 1708 Gallery and an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Interview by Lauren Goldstein

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©Gita Lenz

Lauren Goldstein: It was the work of Gita Lenz that inspired you to start Candela Books, and over the past few years photo books have become a popular method of display as well as a way for photographers to self-promote their work. Why do you think photo books are having a moment in the spotlight? Do you have any favorite photo books?

Gordon Stettinius: I am excited about the growing popularity of the artist book, and I am enjoying the ways that artists are empowering themselves outside of the traditional publishing mainstream. My main reason for venturing into the traditionally offset printed book was that I really wanted Gita’s book to have the feel of the books of her contemporaries - she was working from the 1940s into the 1960s.

The first photography book I ever bought was Ralph Eugene Meatyard, the first Aperture Monograph, with an implausible pink cover. And that book has always remained a favorite. This book helped me to realize that the photographer needn’t be passive; they could intervene, could accept reality and then build on it, and my mind was sort of blown. I still have a fondness for people who are astute observers of the world around them, but I admire also those who fashion the world as they see fit, where reality is more relative and mutable.

LG: You are the juror for Filter’s fifth annual juried exhibition, This May Have Happened, which calls for images that will compel viewers to ask questions and make assumptions about the narrative within still photographs. What compelled you to theme the exhibition around the power of suggestion?

GS: Visual narrative appeals to me. I like where the mind goes with just a hint of information. The photograph as document is often less interesting to me unless that document leaves me room to interpret, expand, and synthesize. Editorial illustration can be a very powerful and persuasive thing with a 1:1 ratio where image equals understanding. But then there are those offbeat moments when you are called to question an image’s motivation, the events leading up to or away from that ‘supreme instant’, when there is more than one interpretation.

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More friends. More beauty. #pitchfork #chitown #pushat #tuneyards (at Union Park)

More friends. More beauty. #pitchfork #chitown #pushat #tuneyards (at Union Park)

#pitchfork #selfies #beautifulpeople #friends  (at Union Park)

#pitchfork #selfies #beautifulpeople #friends (at Union Park)

Awesome light on #SZA and the makings of a beautiful first day of #Pitchfork. (at Union Park)

Awesome light on #SZA and the makings of a beautiful first day of #Pitchfork. (at Union Park)

Our finished Van Goghs after an evening of “Vincent and Vino.” #bottleandbottega_chicago  (at Bottle & Bottega Chicago, IL (Lakeview))

Our finished Van Goghs after an evening of “Vincent and Vino.” #bottleandbottega_chicago (at Bottle & Bottega Chicago, IL (Lakeview))

Finally got to see “Vivian Maier’s Chicago” with @lelizgold. #ladydatewednesday #vivianmaier  #chicagobucketlist (at Chicago History Museum)

Finally got to see “Vivian Maier’s Chicago” with @lelizgold. #ladydatewednesday #vivianmaier #chicagobucketlist (at Chicago History Museum)

Whining and dining. #ladies #familydinner #millenials (at Magnolia Avenue)

Whining and dining. #ladies #familydinner #millenials (at Magnolia Avenue)

We be rolling. #grandopening #thorndale #plafilamentspools  #3dprinting #edgewaterworkbench  (at Edgewater Workbench)

We be rolling. #grandopening #thorndale #plafilamentspools #3dprinting #edgewaterworkbench (at Edgewater Workbench)

Today I met #bleacherpreacher, Jerry Pritikin whose legend is converting fans of the opposing team while sitting in the “Friendly Confines of #wrigleyfield.” He proudly told me that Harry Caray once called him “the world’s greatest #Cubs fan.” #peopleofwrigley #wrigley100 #gocubs #baseball  (at Wrigley Field)

Today I met #bleacherpreacher, Jerry Pritikin whose legend is converting fans of the opposing team while sitting in the “Friendly Confines of #wrigleyfield.” He proudly told me that Harry Caray once called him “the world’s greatest #Cubs fan.” #peopleofwrigley #wrigley100 #gocubs #baseball (at Wrigley Field)

Addison is next. Doors open on the left at #Addison. #ctathanks #wrigley100  (at Addison Red Line Stop)

Addison is next. Doors open on the left at #Addison. #ctathanks #wrigley100 (at Addison Red Line Stop)

Char-town meet Chi-city. #ccds #almamater #love #gocubs #clt #chicago (at Wrigley Field)

Char-town meet Chi-city. #ccds #almamater #love #gocubs #clt #chicago (at Wrigley Field)

Beautiful #Kenyon girls in #chitown before heading to China, Beirut, and C-ville! #kenyoncollege #almamater #love (at Bridgeview Bank Uptown)

Beautiful #Kenyon girls in #chitown before heading to China, Beirut, and C-ville! #kenyoncollege #almamater #love (at Bridgeview Bank Uptown)